Principals & Team

25 Years of Excellence

BAW Architecture enjoys a passionate and dynamic work culture. We encourage fresh thinking from all perspectives. Every day we demonstrate our value of mutual respect and professional integrity by fostering a collaborative work style and open communication. Meet the BAW team.

"I am motivated to create enduring, safe, effective and productive control buildings, so that the industries we support continue to thrive, and this country can continue to flourish." 

– Brad Adams Walker

Brad Adams Walker

Architect, President and Founding Principal

The company founder has been blazing a trail in the control building space since 1992, but for Brad true success is measured in the lasting relationships based on mutual trust that he has forged with his team and clients. Read more


Karen Smith

Interior Designer, Vice President and Founding Principal

The BAW Architecture co-founder is that rare breed of interior designer who incorporates cutting-edge Human Factors Engineering into each space. Her right-brain/left-brain approach melds art with science to create control room interiors unrivaled in the industry. Read more


Forrest Garrison Jr.

Architect, Project Manager

Armed with a Masters in architecture and superior CAD skills, Forrest joined the team in 2007. He quickly matured into a strong project manager, and currently leads a multi-disciplinary team.


Bruce A. House

Architect, Project Manager

A veteran of control building projects across the globe, Bruce has decades of experience in design and project management. He is highly skilled at facilitating the multi-disciplinary process required of large, complex projects.


Mary Ann Lane

Interior Designer, Project Manager

Mary Ann brings extensive experience to the practical interior design required of control rooms. Space planning, furniture, fixtures and equipment specs are all informed by her expert knowledge of ISO 11064 requirements.


Catherine Kite

Controller, Contracts Manager

As a key member of the senior management team, Catherine has responsibility for all finances, contract negotiation, project reporting and office management. Rumor has it she can read Brad’s mind.


Lauren Haskin

Interior Designer, Marketing Coordinator

Lauren has a passion for design with the end-user in mind, and excels in fast-paced work environments. Über-organized, resourceful and reliable, she’s a pivotal office linchpin.


Valerie Richards

Interior Designer

Joining the BAW team straight out of college, Valerie was steeped in control room design from the get go, and is now fluent in the language of global 24/7 control building design and operator-centric ergonomics.


Frank Zigmond

Architectural Designer, 3D Specialist

Frank creates fabulously realistic renderings and walkthrough videos, giving clients exceptional insight into projects at their formative stage. His in-house talents are a crucial component of BAW’s offerings.

"We bring together the right experts for each project, often leading groups of 350 or more people on projects around the globe.

BRAD ADAMS WALKER, President & architect

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